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Established in 1984, the KFA Hall of Fame honors those dedicated members who have made significant contribution to the floral industry in Kentucky and to the Association; who have devoted their time, efforts, and service towards the betterments of the floral industry.

Nominations for this award are accepted each year and may be made by any member of the Kentucky Florists' Association and submitted to the Board of Directors in writing, which then must be approved by a  two-thirds vote for the nominee to be inducted.

This award is  limited to not more than three inductees in one year, but is not a mandatory award and shall not be given in any year that a qualified candidate is not available. Any nominee not granted the award will remain in nomination for consideration in succeeding years.

To nominate an outstanding individual of the Kentucky floral industry, please send a letter of recommendation to:
Wayne Esterle (wayne[at]inbloomagain.com) or
Michael Gaddie (lloydsflorist[at]aol.com) or
Harriette Miller (harriettemiller[at]bellsouth.net ).

If you would prefer to mail in your letter, please mail it to:
Wayne Esterle c/o In Bloom Again
810 South Seventh Street
Louisville, KY 40203

1984
Fred Atkinson
Bill Bryan
Warner Cain
Robert Cherry
Robert Cohen
Charlie Danhauer
Tom Danhauer
John Howard
Edward Kraft
Jack Powers

1985
Evelyn Byrne
Jean Hamilton
Marie Shouse

1986
Bill Keating
Ruby Keating

1989
John Orr Metcalf

1990
Roger Vannatter AIFD KMF


1991
Bill Goodin

1992
Billy Moss
Elizabeth Whitaker

1993
Harriette Miller AAF KMF

1994
Ollie Masters

1995
Wayne Esterle AIFD KMF

1996
Clarene Willoughby

1997
Dick Field
Joetta Warner

1998
W.P. Hendley

1999
John Allen
J.F. Link, Jr.

2000
Robert Miller
Julian Moss
Don Rose AIFD

2001
Bonnie Dowler
Diane Montgomery

2003
Diana Lloyd
Jim Lloyd

2005
Pearl Greer

2007
Cindy Willoughby KMF

2008
Ercy Miller


2009
Lynn Pennington KMF

2010
Michael Gaddie AIFD CFD KMF
Gloria Gibson

2012
Jim Johnson AAF AIFD TMFA

2013
Mark Bradford KMF

2014
Jane Willoughby KMF
Gayle Willoughby KMF

2016
Irene Wilburn

2017
Benjamin Lee AIFD CFD KFM
Jason Smith MKF

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